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United magazine Winter 2022

United magazine Winter 2022

The USU’s Winter 2022 edition of United has been sent to members. Check it out! USU members essential to flood recovery; Member action delivers at Shoalhaven; Vale Peter McMahon; Private sector members win; Award 2023: Fighting the cost of living; Congratulations Steve Birney AM and more!

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MEMBERS FIGHT OUTSOURCING @ SHOALHAVEN – AND WIN

MEMBERS FIGHT OUTSOURCING @ SHOALHAVEN – AND WIN

Rain could not dampen the spirits of USU members at Shoalhaven Council after they found out that council planned on outsourcing cleaning staff. Our members stood and said NO. They stood up to Shoalhaven Council and the reprehensible actions to outsource local secure...

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IT’S LOCAL GOVERNMENT WEEK!

IT’S LOCAL GOVERNMENT WEEK!

Today marks the beginning of Local Government Week, an opportunity for communities across New South Wales to appreciate the service and hard work their local councils do. Minister for Local Government Wendy Tuckerman said Local Government Week was the perfect time to...

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Canterbury Bankstown Award Update Meeting

Canterbury Bankstown Award Update Meeting

The USU will be holding Award Update meetings at all metropolitan councils in coming weeks. Meetings were held at Canterbury Bankstown Council on the 18th October 2022.  The USU truck was in attendance to remind members of how important the Award negotiations are!...

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USU@Camden: Award Update Meeting

USU@Camden: Award Update Meeting

The USU held an Award update meeting for our Camden members on the 18th October 2022.  The USU truck was in attendance to remind members of how important the Award negotiations are! These meetings will be held at metropolitan Council’s in coming months.  Make sure to...

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We are not backing down at Apple!

We are not backing down at Apple!

This week your union had our Good Faith Bargaining Application heard by the Fair Work Commission in Sydney. Your union was successful in securing further bargaining meetings with Apple and that these meetings shall be good faith in nature. We will be meeting with...

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LG AWARD 2023 UPDATE: 35 HOUR WEEK UNDER ATTACK!

LG AWARD 2023 UPDATE: 35 HOUR WEEK UNDER ATTACK!

This is the second member update in our series on the negotiations for the Local Government (State) Award 2023. Local Government NSW, on behalf of your Council, wants to get rid of the 35-hour working week. Item 10 on the Employer’s Log of Claims for the new Award...

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Local Government

If you work in Local Government the USU is your union. The USU covers employees right across the local government industry.

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The USU is a major union in the NSW energy industry. The occupations of USU members cover the range of occupations within the modern energy industry.

Private sector

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The USU represents workers employed as private sector clerical and administrative (C&A) employees in most industries.

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The USU represents workers employed in the airlines industry, including Check-in Officers, Service Desk Officers, Ticket Sales Officers, Passenger Control Unit Officers.

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